Amish Whitewash for chicken coop interior: 1 gallon water; 2 pounds salt; 7 pounds hydrated lime. **The lime is fine so wear a respirator while mixing and gloves because it is caustic.** Use warm water, dissolve salt. Stir in lime until dissolved. Apply with sprayer or paint brush. Whitewash is not waterproof so use for indoors only. It is used to kill bacteria and vermin, to deodorize, and to brighten interiors.
What's Old is New Again: An old painted dresser gets a new life as a tiered funky planter, while the space underneath is used for storing firewood. An idea for upcycling furniture in an undercover outdoor space. More clever plant container ideas @ http://themicrogardener.com/clever-plant-container-ideas/ |The Micro Gardener
Natural Weed Killer 1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, dash of dish washing detergent (makes it stick to the weeds). Mix well, spray on weeds in the morning, rejoice in their death that evening. This works best on a sunny day.